| Every year in the month of May, the Kern River
Valley Historical Society in conjunction with the Kern River Valley Museum
hosts an event called History Day. This event has become increasingly popular
as public is invited to the Museum to witness life as it was in the days of
Whiskey Flat and the 1800s.
FREE ADMISSION to all...Our way of saying "Thank You" for helping us keep the history of Kernville alive.
We have demonstrations of gold panning, butter churning, Dutch oven cooking, blacksmithing, quilting, whittling and more. Visits from Roy Rogers and Buffalo Bill Cody. Local nature preserve, Nuui Cunni and geology exhibits will be presented. Tours of historical Walker House will also be available. The annual event includes: door prizes, costume, pie & coloring contests, free refreshments and good old country entertainment.
Join us as we take you back to the 1860's when gold was found in an unforgiving and rugged area of California. Word got out across the country and they came in droves, 5,000 or more, to find their fortunes. Entire families came, the Chinese laborers came, and hardy men who worked fiercely and drank more aggressively than they worked came, and a sundry of women came to marry or to entertain the men. And, thus, the town of Whiskey Flat was born and became Kernville in 1863.
| Bring your family, friends and your camera
and come and visit us for our
17th Annual History Days, May 18th, 2013.
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
News Article by Ron Anderson / Publicity Director
| For more information contact:
The Kern Valley Museum at 760-376-6683 or
|Rich Burdge ~ History Day Chair|
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